[caption id="attachment_139" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Designer, Kate Fisher, in element creating future collections while in Nepal in October 2013[/caption] The seeds of Synergy Organic Clothing were planted in 1993, by designer and co-owner, Kate Fisher, when she set off for Kathmandu, Nepal at the age of 21 with adventure in her eyes. In the midst of her extensive travels in Asia she started buying textiles and clothing that she then sold upon her return home. A business was born. In time, and after the birth of their first child in 2006, she partnered up with her husband and co-owner, Henry Schwab. Together they have integrated her interest in clothing and textile design, with his experience of having worked for GreenPeace and co-founding Phish’s touring division of The Waterwheel Foundation. With a shared vision of a sustainable business model they are creating a brand that reflects their organic roots and adventurous spirits. Our mission is to create eco-friendly and fashion-forward clothing and yoga apparel for women. Always striving to be mindful and conscious in every facet of our business, we produce sustainable and organic fair trade clothing that lets you look and feel your best. We want all women to radiate effortless style while treading gently on the Earth. [caption id="attachment_133" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Our skilled craftswomen who hand-sewn all of our applique designs in Nepal.[/caption] Predominantly working with organic cotton from India using only low impact dyes our clothing is manufactured in Nepal, according to fair trade practices. These practice are verified by our long-term relationships with our manufacturers and our frequent trips to Nepal. Synergy was created in the spirit of adventure and with the vision of being a synergy of both Eastern and Western design influences and looks to the world around in its approach to design. Taking inspiration from both the natural and urban landscapes, in addition to modern and ancient cultural influences we continue to be inspired by earths beauty. [caption id="attachment_134" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Synergy Organic Clothing U.S. employees at the holiday party in December 2013[/caption] Over the years our brand has grown to include 3 retail locations, an e-commerce website, a wholesale business to over 1,000 accounts internationally and domestic, including SW region Whole Foods Markets. Yet we have still hung onto our original roots, and take pride in our one on one service. We are a family operated business, and our staff is like family to us. Our spirit of adventure is still quenched through our trips to Nepal, as well as along the festival circuit, where we got our start selling. We hope to see you all along the path of adventure and we thank you for being a part of Synergy.
Honoring and celebrating the seasonal and cosmic shifts is a way to re-attune ourselves with the natural world that holds us. As the earth moves, changes, dies, and rebirths so do we; our moods, identities, bodies, and material worlds are also constantly in flux. It is perfectly okay to feel an ever shifting myriad of emotions daily.
Oh Earth Day, quite possibly the single holiday that represents us as a brand and the ethos we stand for. A day of honoring, praising, respecting, and uplifting the earth and her bountiful natural resources that give us Life. Celebrating this day helps fortify our connection to the Great Mother and helps us better align our values with our actions so that every day becomes Earth Day.
We are proud to conscious craft garments in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory in India and employ fair labor practices with our partners in Nepal. Fair Trade Certified™ factories must adhere to rigorous social, environmental and economic standards to protect the health and safety of the workforce.